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Why We Must Honor the Lost Children of Turtle Island

An important of part of Truthsgiving is educating ourselves and others. One of the worst things inflicted on native peoples was forced assimilation. Native children were forcibly removed from their families and taken long distances to residential schools. The schools … Continue reading

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Look beyond your culture

The multiple, significant changes people globally are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic give us both the time and impetus to revaluate our lives. And the opportunity, or rather the necessity of figuring out where we go from … Continue reading

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Facing the Past to Move Forward

Myself, I’ve got to get to a place where I can accept what Stalin did to people in the Siberian gulags, the scale of it. This, too, is us. This is what we do. That’s why I told my grandson … Continue reading

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A Place to Call Home

For some time now I’ve been studying about the Indian boarding schools. This began as several of us prepared for Paula Palmer to be with us this past summer. Following is a letter to faith communities that explains the purpose … Continue reading

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History of Separating Families and Stealing Children

Here, in McAllen, Texas, indigenous people fleeing violence and seeking asylum are, right now, locked in chain-link cages and lying on concrete floors, where the sound of frightened, crying kids and mothers and fathers fearing for their children is eerily … Continue reading

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